Bags of nudges I am pretty sure that you, like so many environmentally conscious consumers, take your own reusable bags to the shops all the time. Maybe you simply have no choice — in a growing number of countries, disposable bags have … Continue reading Are bans effective?
Why Governments Need to Nudge Themselves For the past decade, most of the work applying behavioral science to government has focused on influencing citizens. And yet policymakers are also affected by the same cognitive biases that they seek to address … Continue reading The biases of policymakers
When Everything Looks Like a Nail: Building Better “Behavioral Economics” Teams As someone who became an economist via a brief career as a lawyer, I did notice that my kind had privileged access to the halls of government and business. … Continue reading Helping the lawyers
The Cognitive Biases Tricking Your Brain I am staring at a photograph of myself that shows me 20 years older than I am now. I have not stepped into the twilight zone. Rather, I am trying to rid myself of … Continue reading Are we hardwired to delude ourselves?
Is the Key to Successful Prosocial Nudges Reputation? In the last 30 years, the behavioral community has documented a myriad of quirks of altruism: we display warm glow; we’re weirdly sensitive to defaults and communication around norms, frames, and identity; … Continue reading Frames matter
Encouraging Retirement Planning through Behavioural Insights As part of the Ontario Securities Commission’s strategy and action plan to respond to the needs and priorities of Ontario seniors, described in OSC- Staff Notice 11-779, Seniors Strategy (the Seniors Strategy), we have … Continue reading Plans for retirement
There Is More to Behavioral Economics Than Biases and Fallacies Compared to just a few years ago, the term behavioral economics has gained tremendous currency. To say it is on everyone’s lips would be only a minor exaggeration. For the … Continue reading Bamboozled by biases